Category Archives: nancy pelosi

Epic 11-D Chess Move

And not by Obama, but Pelosi: The tactic — known as a “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” — has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one … Continue reading

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Why Is Pelosi So Confident?

To judge by the way the press is covering health care reform lately, you’d think Nancy Pelosi has no reason to be the least bit optimistic for its chances According to the Village, everything is going wrong. “Blue dog” Democrats … Continue reading

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Special Session?

After a week of watching this story develop, it’s crunch time. The House is done and waiting for the Senate to finish. Taylor Rushing of The Hill says that a vote on health care reform is not liable to happen … Continue reading

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Pelosi: Staying Thru August "An Option"

As I’ve noted several times lately, Obama can force Congress to stay in DC and work on health care reform instead of taking their five-week August vacation. Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called working through the August recess “an option:” … Continue reading

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Chris Weigant Nails It

I was going to take a night off from blogging to work on a short story about zombies, but I can’t resist the temptation to post this link. Chris Weigant is a consistently insightful blogger, and his “Friday Talking Points” … Continue reading

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Hey GOP, have a cup of STFU

It’s too much. In what has to be the worst political gamble of my lifetime, House Republicans killed the bailout and then tried to blame Nancy Pelosi. Barney Frank, of all people, destroyed the GOP spin in a single sound … Continue reading

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